Timothée Chalamet’s Star Burns Bright As His Hollywood Co-Stars Fete Him on His 25th Birthday

Timothée Chalamet turned 25 today and proved again his stature as a star among stars as many friends and colleagues sang his praises from Armie Hammer and Steve Carrell to Jennifer Hudson and Rebel Wilson.

 

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People magazine says Hammer and Chalamet’s friendship cemented while shooting Call Me By Your Name, where the two men played unlikely lovers. “One of the great things about this business is you get to go to different places and meet different people and interact with people all the time,” Hammer said in a recent GQ profile. “And now and then you meet someone or interact with someone and go, ‘Hey, you’re not just a work friend. You’re a real friend,’ and I like that,” he said of Chalamet, adding that the actor has “dealt with [his meteoric rise to fame] better than I would have done at 22, 23.”

Hammer’s admiration of Chalamet runs deep enough for him to have  penned a tribute to him for Variety’s 2018 New Power of New York list, in which he remarked on “his metamorphosis from a young, quirky and beautiful boy (pardon the pun) to a savvy, self-possessed and in-demand leading man.”

Above: Chamalet hosted SNL last week and killed in the funniest sketch of the night featuring him and Pete Davidson played two loser rappers.

Meanwhile his Dune costar Zendaya says, that the duo “made one fan’s lucky day when they were spotted shopping together in a Bed Bath & Beyond in New York City at the start of 2020. Beyond their apparent love of home appliances, the pair share a reverence for getting to work with creative minds, which they discussed over the phone for Zendaya’s December 2020 cover interview with Elle.”

She says of their time on the Dune set together (where they occasionally threw dance parties in the Euphoria star’s room) and Zendaya’s other projects during quarantine, she noted, “Like I said, I’m lucky I’ve been able to work with cool people such as yourself. I’m grateful that you’ve all ended up being really wonderful people who became my friends.”

 

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“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better audition,”  Steve Carell told Associated Press writer Jake Coyle of the first time he met his Beautiful Boycostar, who plays his son struggling with meth addiction. “He’s somebody you want to be around. He’s somebody you want to talk to. He’s such a committed actor and takes it seriously but at the same time is entirely open.”

 

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His Isn’t It Romantic costar Rebel Wilson gave a shoutout to the actor on Instagram, referencing a special moment they’d shared at the Oscars. “Sentimental Saturday to the time Timothée told Brad Pitt he’d showered at my house and I looked gangsta AF✌️ (will there be an Oscars next year? I hope so),” the actress wrote, providing none of the shower context fans were clamoring for.

The Manhattan native is also a low-key style icon already with Who What Wear saying, “While many young male celebrities opt for the simplicities of a black tuxedo on the red carpet, Chalamet takes the extra mile with pops of bright hues. The star isn’t pictured by paparazzi as often as others, but when he is, he’s usually sporting top designers like Prada and Gucci, but fitting them effortlessly into his relaxed outfits that consist of joggers and sneakers.

If there’s anything to be said about 2020, it’s that it gave a copious amount of Timmy content—from the Dune trailer to his GQ cover to his Saturday Night Live episode. Basically, it’s Timothée Chalamet’s world, and we’re just living in it.

 

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Chalamet was born in New York City in 1995, and  began his acting career in short films, before appearing in the television drama series Homeland with Claire Danes in 2012. Two years later, he made his feature film debut in the drama Men, Women & Children and subsequently appeared in Christopher Nolan’s science-fiction film Interstellar. He gained wider recognition for his portrayal of Elio Perlman in Luca Guadagnino’s romantic drama Call Me by Your Name, after which he appeared in the coming-of-age films Hot Summer Nights and Lady Bird as well as the western film Hostiles. His performance in Call Me by Your Name earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor; at 22 years old, it made him the third-youngest nominee in the category. He then portrayed a drug-addicted teenager in the drama Beautiful Boy (2018), for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award. In 2019, Chalamet starred as King Henry V and Theodore “Laurie” Laurence in the period dramas The King and Little Women, respectively.

Chalamet will  next star as Paul Atreides in director Denis Villeneuve’s film adaptation of the science fiction novel Dune (watch the trailer below), and a student revolutionary in Wes Anderson’s ensemble comedy-drama The French Dispatch.

 

Read the full People article here.